OK If I get the gist of all this is that most likely I CAN get away with using both depending on if I want a custom compiled version. Especialy IF I never actualy play with the flag settings???
So I can likely get away with MOSTLY using equo, but occasionaly useing emerge...
Life is good!
But I also wonder about removing packages...
According to man emerge unmerging packages is a bit risky for inexperianced users, and while the depclean is a bit safer it too comes with strong warnings...
equo --help is a bit less verbose so I gotta wonder... Is:
equo remove package
any safer for the inexperianced who don't really know what to watch for in the output of a --ask option????